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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Fixing claims have forever tainted Hong Kong soccer

    Posted Jan 11th 2014, 07:35pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... he heard the news that Eusebio had died. Currie, fondly known as "Jesus" by the Hong Kong public for his long flowing locks, played against the Portugal great when he and Benfica ... of the greatest forwards ever, alongside Pele". His death plunged world football into mourning. It was a black and mournful week in Hong Kong too, but for a different reason with two clubs in the top ...

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    Soccer academy farce another example of how difficult it is to get things done in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 11:45pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... as the Hong Kong Football Association is concerned to find their chief benefactor has to go through all this rigmarole to get the green light from 38 different bodies before work can start ... and facilities for a gym, sports science and medicine, etc. The project was originally mooted in 2003 and the Jockey Club then set aside HK$103 million to build the football academy. There has been ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    A valuable lesson out of Africa

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... in the eight-team competition in London to decide the three new core teams for next season. Right now, we have the likes of Portugal, Spain and the United States propping up the series' standings. ... the depth of New Zealand. So it is wise to take a prudent approach, one which the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union has adopted, as it faces a game-changing scenario- having to contract players to play ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Phoenix can still rise from ashes

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 10:59pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... abuse at the visiting Philippines team at Mong Kok Stadium last year. When Hong Kong Football Association chief executive Mark Sutcliffe insists the renaissance is just starting, one can ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    The less well off need more help

    Posted Sep 01st 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Football, Our League. This is the new rallying call for the local game, which is on the cusp of creating a new professional league that will hopefully set the foundation for the revival of Hong Kong's soccer fortunes on the international stage. Two years ago, all the stakeholders in the Hong Kong Football Association- the clubs- voted unanimously to implement the recommendations set out ...

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    More than a flag of convenience

    Posted Nov 16th 2013, 09:29pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... footballers suddenly turning out for other countries. But surely Glavatsky-Yeadon does not fall into these categories. His bid to get a local SAR passport has also been stymied with his parents saying ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Soccer centre should be shared

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... the costs for 10 years. It is a shame such an arrangement couldn't have been agreed right from the outset when the idea of a home for football was originally mooted- it would have saved ... be cranked up and Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) chairman Brian Leung Hung-tak believes the facility can be ready by 2016 if final approval is received from the Jockey Club, which has only ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Time to ease the nationality issue

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... But if a player has made this city his home for five years, he should be fast-tracked by the Hong Kong Football Association (if it believes he can help the cause), and with assistance from the government ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Evolution better than revolution

    Posted Aug 25th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... We ran into former Hong Kong Rugby Football Union supremo George Simpkin in Colombo and as usual he had ideas popping out on how the game can be improved worldwide. The architect ... in their starting line-up with only three foreign players on the field at any one time. While the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union's involvement was minimal, the game is bound to benefit in the long run. ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Hong Kong rugby sevens squad must nurture their self-belief

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Youth Games in Nanjing last month. Stevenson, the president of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, was on the edge of his seat as the boys' under-17 team grimly defended a 19-12 lead ...




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